The definitive version of the smash hit Metroidvania-style action-platformer, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition adds new levels, powers, challenges and refinements to the sprawling, ridiculous, Mexican-inspired adventure of the original.
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Release Date: Aug 21, 2014

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Includes 3 items: Guacamelee! Gold Edition, Guacamelee! Soundtrack, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

 

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April 18

Multiplayer Fixes! New DrinkBox workshop skins!! Sale!!!

Hey there Steam,
We’d like to tell you about a long-brewing update we’ve just put up that provides a few minor fixes, plus a dab of bonus content. Feast your eyes on the sumptuous changelist below:

  • Enhancements to the costume creator: Instead of custom skins always changing appearance to Juan/Tostada while in Intenso mode, you can now specify whether they Intenso-fy as J/T or just as a gleaming version of the custom skin. You can also turn off the glow that appears around them while in the opposite dimension, which is handy if the skin has changed your character’s silhouette so that it wouldn't match the normal glow shape.
  • Players who had an issue where their computer would run the game super-too-fast should hopefully now find that to be resolved. Please email us at support AT drinkboxstudios DOT com if you still see anything similar cropping up post-patch.
  • Some changes to better support the new 3- and 4-player mode, as well as miscellaneous other bug fixes. For more detail, see the full changelist
  • And the fun part: play as your favourite NPC! We’ve added to the Workshop for both Guac STCE and Gold Edition custom skins to let you play as X’Tabay, Uay Chivo, Flameface or Jaguar Javier. Steam user Mujizik worked with us to create these lavishly animated reskins, and they’re free to download as of today.

Finally, we’re having a sale! Guacamelee (STCE, Gold and the Complete bundle) will be 80% off on Steam for the next week! Tell all your Guac-deprived friends.

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“Still the reigning champ.”
9.1 / 10 – IGN

“This is, by far, the best version of Guacamelee! you’re likely to see...”
A – Gaming Age

“Guacamelee Super Turbo Champion Edition offers one of the best-designed and most original takes on the well-worn metroidvania phenomenon you'll ever find.”
4.5 / 5 – US Gamer

Super? Turbo?? *Championship????*

Guacamelee! STCE is an enhanced version of Guacamelee! Gold Edition that adds in two huge new levels, an explosive new ‘Intenso’ power mode, 4-player local co-op support and more. You’ll need to use every bit of your skill and power to defeat STCE’s new challenges (including a scheming new boss- El Trio de la Muerte), in addition to everything the original game's sprawling world has to throw at you.

About This Game

Carlos Calaca has kidnapped El Presidente's Daughter, and he plans to sacrifice her in order to merge the World of the Living with the World of the Dead.

Juan Aguacate, an agave farmer who stumbles upon a Legendary Luchador mask, must find the strength and courage to become the Hero he's always dreamed of being and put a stop to this.

Guacamelee! is a Metroidvania-style action-platformer set in a magical world inspired by traditional Mexican culture and folklore. The game features melee combat, parallel dimensions and same-screen co-op. The original Guacamelee! received wide critical acclaim and was a finalist for both IndieCade and the Independent Games Festival's Excellence in Visual Art award.

Key Features


  • Non-Stop Fighting Action. An extensive move list, advanced combo engine, and anti-gravity grabs
  • Multi-dimensional Platforming. Instantly swap between the Worlds of Living and Dead to traverse impossible terrain
  • Combat moves double as movement, uniting platforming and fighting in a way never seen before
  • Diverse, detailed world containing lively towns, dark forests, flowery canals and fiery volcanoes
  • Drop in/out 4-Player local co-operative play, featuring independent dimension swapping
  • Multiple boss characters (each with unique back stories), wide range of foes, and elite-class enemies
  • Spectacular player abilities: The Rooster Uppercut, Frog Slam, and “Intenso” turbo-combat mode
  • Create new custom costumes and share these with others via Steam Workshop
  • Steam leaderboards, achievements and trading cards, support for multiple save slots, persistent cross-save-game costume unlocks
  • Chickens. Lots and lots of chickens.

Please note that the ‘Super Turbo Championship Edition’ of Guacamelee! is an updated version of the previously-released Guacamelee! Gold Edition.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, XP, 2000 and Vista
    • Processor: 2 Ghz+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other XInput-compatible controllers
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Chuchu
7.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
Two words.
Muey Calliente!!
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popopsan
12.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
It's a tough but fair game. I really liked the style and gameplay. It runs on the Surface pro 4 i7.
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VuNati
6.6 hrs
Posted: September 23
what an amazing game, animations and everything.. thank you
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Play3r
9.2 hrs
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
MANNNN THIS IS SOOOOOO GOOOOOOD
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austinm975
29.3 hrs
Posted: September 17
As the very first game I ever played on Steam, this is a great game. Very solid gameplay and story, I highly recomened this game.
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Atomic
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 15
Just gorgeous great controls great visuals and just wonderful!
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Tidaldust
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 12
The setting and writing are overrated...they're typical game cheesiness. The price of the game is a bit of a lie - without a controller this game is nearly unplayable. Programming a notification to that fact into the opening credits should be not be a replacement for programming workable PC keyboard controls.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
thought it was the mexican localisation of melee

you cant even wavedash in this game
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
This game is THE Metroidvania game of the 20XX years. As long as you have a controller to play with it is a good game to learn to speedrun, casual fun, co-op with the girlfriend or just a classic hardcore gaming session.

I have had hours of fun 100%ing this game over and over again. Lots of replay value, al around fun and the fighting as well as platforming are very very satisfying.

Highly reccomended for anyone for any reason. I was hesitant at first because it seemed cheesy but now I'm having trouble finding games that compare to this one.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
A metroidvania style game, but not too hard.
If you want a nice platformer with a feel of exploration, but without having to actually explore that much or go nuts over platforming, this is your game.
Pretty solid in all, good design and graphics, nice soundtrack, polished.
A very good purchase.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
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507 of 716 people (71%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
This is basically the same game as Guacamelee Gold, except with a bit of added fluff. Please do not support dishonest business practices and just skip this game altogether. Having to rebuy the game again without even the slightest discount is in no way justifiable.

The technical aspects aren't much to look at either, the game either has huge input lag or A LOT of screen tearing, depending on your VSync settings. Pick your poison.

This game also still does not support online coop, despite the developer saying in the original game that he wanted to implement it, but did not have the time. Yet they apparently had enough time to re-release the same game with a few added skins and a few more enemies? Right...

I'd say vote with your wallet. The developers do not deserve your money.
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110 of 141 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
Guacamelee Gold was one of my favorite pick ups here and I'm glad they did not take long to bring the update here. This game is not only a worthy update but a good starting point for someone who has never played Guacameelee before. I know some people are upset about having to pay for an update but they packed a lot into this. 2 extra levels along with new secrets, intensio mode and my personal favorite a new set of Steam Trading Cards!!

The only negative I can say is my hands still haven't recovered from all the abuse I put them through last time to get 100% on the achievements. But what's a little carpal tunnel to enjoy more of this great universe.
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55 of 60 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
[✔] True Metroidvania style with great powerups, secrets and maps of the areas.
[✔] Great sense of exploration gets you addicted and wondering what's coming up.
[✔] At times unique and challenging platforming relying on your upgrades and powers.
[✔] Enemies, bosses rely on skill to defeat, instead of button mashing, pre-programmed ways.
[✔] Satisfying fighting and combo system.
[✔] Superb and highly fitting soundtrack.
[✔] Great and subtle humor and storyline that doesn't get old.
[✔] Non-linear/Sequence breaking possible.
[✔] Grim Fandango character vibes on acid.
[✔] Lovely artstyle.
[✔] Challenges.
[✔] Steam Workshop.
[✔] Remappable controls.
[✔] POLLO POWER!!

I've finished the non-turbo version several times with all achievements and this is an amazing upgrade and I just saw an amazing Samus Aran skin so I'm gonna get back to this version now.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=535087617
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105 of 148 people (71%) found this review helpful
141 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Donald Trump's worst nightmare/personal hell.
10/10 too much mexicans

But in all seriousness, damn near perfect game, buy it now. It was a steal getting it on sale. BUY NOW.
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78 of 108 people (72%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
You can Suplex a Chicken 11/10

No but to put on my Serious reviewer voice, this is the Improved version of Guacamelee, which comes with nicer looking effects for enemies, your special attacks cause camera shake etc and an "Intenso mode" which makes you super powered for a short time, plus comes with brand new content, plus a new boss (or should I say Trio of bosses), it is a great little upgrade to an already amazing Metroidvania brawler. plus its also a great deal at 66% off for those who owned the other version of Guacamelee,

Downside however is that because it is a new game rather than an expansion/patch for the original version, you will need to start again from the start, but its fun seeing what new additions/Graphics they added in this version.

p.s. the screens when you get powerups are no longer Seizure Inducing, so you wont be blinded by flashy colours when playing in the dark.
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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2014
Since I reviewed Gold Edition previously, I'm going to focus on the differences and new content here. See my thoughts on why I enjoyed this game so much here http://steamcommunity.com/id/Soupinator/recommended/214770

Super Turbo Championship Edition is essentially a significant content DLC on top of Gold Edition, but since it makes so many changes to the game it is sold as standalone with a discount for previous owners. Loading up a Gold Edition savegame simply would not work so if you started the game in Gold Edition you will have to start over in this one. It adds two new large areas with new gameplay mechanics, adds a bunch of new enemy types (elite versions of existing enemies with new abilities,) some new graphical effects (heat distortion and shadows,) a new rage mechanic for combat, pollo bombs!, and reworks all the fights in the game. There may be other changes I can't think of at the moment.

While none of the new content is strictly necessary to enjoy the game, I found it well worth the $5 upgrade. The new areas are a lot of fun and quite unique compared to the rest of the game and are integrated seamlessly with the story. The INTENSO rage mechanic works well as a panic button letting you recover from a fight that's going badly, and that does become necessary. The fight rework in addition to the new enemies makes the game significantly more difficult which I appreciated but others may not. In some fights they went a bit too far though, covering the screen with enemies, removing all sense of strategy and turning the combat into a spamfest.

So which version should you buy? I would definitely recommend this one, with the caveat that you may find it too difficult.
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